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Offered at a substantial discount on the individual books, this 2-book combo offers an excellent introduction to the world of Organic Vegetable Growing.
BOOK 1 - COMPANION PLANTING:
This companion planting resource is all about the best plants to grow as 'companions' amongst your vegetables in order to increase their growth, as well as discourage pests and disease.
Amongst the Top information you will discover are things like ..
5 Good Reasons For Companion Planting:
If you have any doubts about the effectiveness of Companion Planting then check out these great reasons to get involved.
The influence of Allelopathy:
The ally what now! Find out just what alleopathy is all about and how it is fundamental to the success of your vegetable growing.
Why Plants Grow Well Together:
There are many reasons why plants benefit from the close companionship of others. Here you will find out more details of this fascinating relationship - and how you can benefit from it.
Plants That Grow Well Together:
Plants that make good companions when it comes to insect or disease control.
Plants That Do Not Grow Well Together:
These are some plants that you definitely do not want to grow in close proximity to one another. Nutrition is the main factor with this category of veggies.
Growing herbs in close proximity to your vegetables can be a great way to control pest.
Top 5 Benefits of Raised Bed Gardening:
Raised Bed and Square Foot Gardening in particular, really benefit from this organic gardening concept. Here are the top 5 benefits (there are many more) of Raised Bed to consider.
Top 5 Benefits of Container Gardening:
Only got a small space for gardening? No worries - some of the benefits and ideas to use when gardening space is at a premium.
Creating An Organic Compost:
Creating a good growing medium with the help of nutritious garden compost is essential when trying to grow great quality veggies. Here are simple instructions for making your own fantastically effective compost.
BOOK 2 - Organic Garden Pest Control
Now you have a productive vegetable garden - just how do you protect it against the ravages of caterpillars and other pests? This book will show you some simple solutions as well as 'name& shame' the critters you might be up against!
List of Destructive Pests:
This is a list of 20 destructive insect pests that you do not want to encourage in to your veggie patch. Includes brief descriptions and pictures for many of them to help with identification.
List of Beneficial Insects:
It is important to understand that many species of insects are in fact beneficial for the garden, as they help with destructive insect control and pollination of the plants. Here James has included a short-list of ten beneficial insects, including pictures and brief descriptions.
First Step - prevention:
How to take steps right from the beginning, to ensure the minimal effort when it comes to protecting your maturing crops later in the season, from insect and disease control.
Second Step - Seek & Destroy!
This is a complete list of solutions to counter the ravages of destructive insects.
DIY Sprays & Solutions:
A selection of DIY sprays that you can make that will control most - if not all- pests as well as help protect against fungal attack like powdery mildew.
A short collection of store-bought pest control remedies.
Popular pest-eating birds that can be extremely beneficial in controlling insects.
Insect Beating Plants:
Companion Planting techniques are an integral part of organic pest control. This is a short-list of great herbs and flowering plants to have around your organic garden.
More ideas for discouraging insects and slugs from your veggie patch